A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

A three day conference at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in early November brought together a unique group of international markets, scholars, artists, local artisans and the Rialto merchants themselves to continue working on a project for revitalizing the suffering Rialto Market. By Paul Rosenberg “Venice is Alive and Asks for Help”. … More A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

THIS CITY IS NOT A MUSEUM! NO TO THE ENTRY TICKET!

Citizen demonstration has been called against the Entry Ticket, planned for 19 November at 16:00, starting from Campo Santa Margherita. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ THIS CITY IS NOT A MUSEUM! NO TO THE ENTRY TICKET! 20 October 2022 We say it strongly and clearly: the entry ticket is not and can never be the solution to the consequences … More THIS CITY IS NOT A MUSEUM! NO TO THE ENTRY TICKET!

The Onslaught of Tourism in Venice. Hoteliers: “Regulate Short-Term Rentals Immediately”

Claudio Scarpa, director of the Venice Hoteliers Association speaks out on tourist rentals: “The City should open a discussion with all of the city” By Eugenio Pendonlini 4 October 2022 Limit short-term rentals or not? Raffaele Speranzon, the newly elected senator with Fratelli d’Italia, has already spoken his mind about the Pellicani amendment, which empowers … More The Onslaught of Tourism in Venice. Hoteliers: “Regulate Short-Term Rentals Immediately”

Appeal for a Public Assembly About the Proposed Entrance Fee to Venice

[Ed. Note: I encourage all readers of this site to answer this call to action. This is a major issue and we must speak out too. Let’s add all our names to this letter. Send your name to cflv2016@gmail.com with the heading No Entry Fee to add your voice to this appeal. Share it with … More Appeal for a Public Assembly About the Proposed Entrance Fee to Venice

The Other Face of Tourism: the De-Population of Venice

“If you’re looking for a home [in Venice], at the agencies they ask: are you a resident? If you say yes, they say: I’m sorry we don’t have anything for residents” [This article by Veronica Calienno was originally published in Italian on The Bottom Up magazine.] By Veronica Calienno 19 July 2022 Venice is the … More The Other Face of Tourism: the De-Population of Venice

An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

The idea is to attract innovative startups that can create jobs in the city for a future beyond the tourism monoculture. Guido Moltedo talks with Fabio Carrera, the promoter of the initiative. By Guido Moltedo, Founder and Editor of Ytali.com 4 July 2022 Ideas for making Venice a city of innovative businesses – part of … More An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice

Flyers that look like the civic numbers appear in the middle of the night in Cannaregio. Calculations forecast less than 50,000 residents by the end of July By Eugenio Pendolini 25 May 2022 VENEZIA. Like one of the civic numbers, but which in this case is meant to indicate a death sentence for Venice that … More 49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice

From Art to Action: Venetian Group Leads National Initiative on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Zoom meetings inspired by Andrea Segre’s film Welcome Venice have evolved into a formal draft bill and a national conference in Rome on the subject of short-term rentals in city centers, set for 24 May. The initiative is attracting broad interest across Italy. By Paul Rosenberg 20 May 2022 Art reflects life, and life often … More From Art to Action: Venetian Group Leads National Initiative on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Annual flotilla of boats demonstrates against cruise ships’ path through Venice Lagoon. Cavallino Treporti is against Duferco project in “protected waters”

The committees: “The lagoon is a fragile environment, Vittorio Emanuele should not be excavated”. The shore community of Cavallino Treporti vows to fight the project for a terminal in the Lido canal: “These are lagoon waters” By Vera Mantengoli 30 April 2022 VENICE. Comitato No Grandi Navi and Ambiente Venezia have announced a demonstration for … More Annual flotilla of boats demonstrates against cruise ships’ path through Venice Lagoon. Cavallino Treporti is against Duferco project in “protected waters”

Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?

The initiative is being organized by Terra e Acqua. “This is our idea of a participatory budget. We want to involve two thousand people” By Marta Artico 9 April 2022 MESTRE. The ‘Bosco dello Sport’(‘The Forest of Sport’, the rebranded ‘green’ project for the sports complex being planned by the Brugnaro administration)? “A project come … More Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?